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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to devour weekend

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Bartlett High presents dark musical comedy A giant man-eating flower, lively music and a cast of eight will keep the audience planted in their seats this week at the Bartlett High School Auditorium. The Panther Playhouse performances will be at 7 p.m. April 3-5 for “Little Shop of Horrors,” a dark musical comedy. Tickets are […]

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Artsfest to show musical talents of SCS students

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As a part of the fifth annual ArtsFest, nearly 300 Shelby County Schools elementary students will showcase their musical talents in the annual Orff Music All-City Concert. This year’s concert theme is Snapshots of Sound. Students from nearly 80 schools have spent months preparing for this free concert that will be held […]

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The stirring sounds of Sousa

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Seventy members of the all-volunteer Bartlett Community Concert Band entertained a crowd of about 175 Saturday night with stirring renditions of John Philip Sousa’s music. The season-opener concert was in the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. “It was a great concert, and it seems like the audience really enjoyed it,” said Chris Thorne, president. […]

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Nominations open for Music Educator Award through March 31

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Know a great music teacher? Nominations are now online for the Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. Complete the nomination online by March 31. The award is open to current U.S. music teachers in public or private schools, teaching at any level from kindergarten through college. The award comes with […]

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Blues legend coming to GPAC on March 20

The Taj Mahal Trio will perform at 8 p.m. March 20 at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. A Blues Hall of Fame legend, Taj will be joined by the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the modern rock ‘n’ roll of Fredericks Brown, a band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal. While he […]

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At a Glance for March 6, 2014

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Turn your clocks forward Sunday Don’t forget to meddle with your clocks and watches this weekend. You’ll need to move your clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time (DST). The time changes at 2 a.m. Sunday. Business Expo opens today in Bartlett Join 85 vendors all day March 6 at the annual Bartlett Business […]

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‘A tale as old as time’

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens at Bolton High

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Bartlett author signs ‘What Is the Color of Hate?’

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Deren Whalen, a resident of Bartlett, recently signed copies of his novel, “What Is the Color of Hate?”  at Republic Coffee, 2924 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. The book is about a man who grows up with hate, fear and anger toward the black men responsible for his father’s death in a violent home invasion. His […]

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‘Musicians for Le Bonheur’ is recruiting for 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Musicians for Le Bonheur, the charity project headed up by Angry Nerd Music, ise looking for new artists for 2014. The project raises money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through live shows around the city of Memphis and a compilation CD featuring Mid-South musicians. All of the money raised through the live events and the […]

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Navy String Quintet performs at Kate Bond Elementary

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Traveling exhibit features African Americans in Civil War medicine for Black History Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — To celebrate Black History Month and those who made it possible, Memphis Public Libraries are “pushing boundaries” with a traveling exhibit – “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” Often lost from the pages of history, the names and faces of early African American physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare […]

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Tenn. State Library and Archives releases 3 black history collections

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has posted new and improved versions of three important black history collections. The collections are: The Beautiful Jim Key collection, which documents the career of Dr. William Key, a former slave from BedfordCounty who worked as a veterinarian and horse trainer. Key used […]

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